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A look forward on World AIDS Day 2013

Editor’s note: The following was adapted from a Program in Human Sexuality email authored by Eli Coleman to honor World AIDS Day 2013.

Medical advances, improved access to care, prevention initiatives, and our nation’s aspiration of an AIDS-free generation are all good signs, but as a culture we will need to shift our perspective to stop the spread of HIV.

Over the last 30 years, where have we failed?

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The case for expanding sexuality education in medical school

The start of a new school year is a great time to reflect on education and the opportunities for growth within the educational system. Within the University of Minnesota’s health sciences programs, we try to continuously review our approach to health education to ensure that we’re seizing on such opportunities and positioning our programs for success wherever we can.

Along those lines, it’s been evident for some time now that we face a crisis in declining curriculum on sexuality education in medical schools across the United States and Canada. There is a clear need to better prepare medical students to be able to attend the myriad of sexual health problems their patients face.

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